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5 > Image 5 of Kentucky fruit notes, vol. 2, No. 12, -11- 1945

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

LOL '1'he yields here given for 1945 and this variety were shipped to market for the second crop yea1 in this under commercial refrigeration in iuch p1ant1ng.1For comparison, the 1944 1945 and they were entirely satis- the yields, when the plots produced factory as a shipping berry. Massey, Dice theirdhrst lctrop, are also shown. It is dark, red high quality, late berry lh- note wit interest that the only as consistantly been a low pro- This varieties showing a 1945 increase as ducer. Morgan, a variety received heh' second year plots over 1944 yields for trial from Tennessee, has had as first year plots are Tennessee $1Yt3UY 2} CYOD faihlfe both Years pOi_ Beauty, Tennessee 381 and Morgan. it has frulted here. (1) This is the second time that Ten- In the testing of yel1ows-resist- and eS$ee Beauty has shown the teh- ant Blakemore strains, the McUm- egg gegcyhgosfceosdhgaoxgy producer dur- bers dygllowswesistant stock re- gaits F Year- ceive irect in 1939 showed one h11e Sgg0ngFS0h\g _0f 0};HlY_ i0B$el;ly smill spot of yellow plants in 1944 aged 1 - D1_1'l,Z, erries a e an no more in 1945. The U. S. D. A. Cut more herde 0h$1deFb1e lead 0YeF strain of yellows-resistant plants pur- eu Others ihehldmg Te0SSe Ship- obtained also in 1939 has shown no , Ob. Def- Yea? ih ehd YCHF Out, Blake- yellow plants, to date. Both strains uege mofelss h_ard to_beat as a commer- seem very_ satisfactory but need {En- C18 S 1PP1g, belly- TeSSee Shlp- close watching so that any yellows )gvi- Def 15 h0W1g_ great D1`0m1Se HS _8 infected plants can be removed as west Cempalhieh vagety Hhd lgfld igeftglh soon as they show up. years as roun y outyie e a e- more. However, the opposite is al- so true on nligmerous occasions. Ex- STRAWBERRY GROWERS, perience at rinceton and in com- FALL M L H 1 RY mercial fields near Paducah has U C ING PAYS` shown that Blakemore suffers heav- W- D- Armstrong lest from _early frosts while Ten- Since the fall of 1938, strawberry nessee Shipper suffers more from mulching trials have been under the late frosts, because of their early way in western Kentucky. Harvest , and later blossoming time respect- records have shown a consistant my ively Aise s tra 1 g r ffll lh` k _. , e 'p1`lI`lCC a a ucai ain in avor o a mu c mg over igcg during the summers of 1943 and spring mulching each year, except Bties 1944 gavestrong evidence that Ten- in the 1939 harvest. This is ex- km_ nessee Shipper will_not standasum- plained by the fact that the winter late _ mer drought following its first har- of 1938-39 was one of the mildest suf- vest, worked out or not worked out, on record and mulching protection . as well as Blakemore. The variety was not needed by the berry plants has_a place, however, and further through the winter. During most S Per limited trial commercial plantings winters, however, weather can be :5* are encguragiad. Tennessee 393, an egpected that approaches 15({to 20_ unname se ection, continues to a ove zero by Christmas an tem- _ produce well and show promise. peratures that go to zero or below _ aifkrm, highlquallity brgrry siometinie during the remainder of ~. _ y ar er in co or ian en- e wm er. , ESL _ giiizeli 1ie;luty_that hgstlgiveri you- The average yearly increase for ` Yle 5 3 US $e10h early December mulching over . .m Torigesseil Surreihe 0htrhe$ to spring mulching or no mulching has rr ; Yao We 35 does Meylhher but been 30 crates per acre. When one _m ; eso two are darker berries Suit' considers the price that berries have = gggiilggvstly for home use O1` eeld brought for the past 3 seasons, this Firm increase amounts to a handsome _ Of the late berries, Tennessee profit. The greatest increase re- , Beauty is by_far the best. During corded was following the sub-zero rt` roost years smce 1939 and under weather of 1940. During that period ]4[ . . . " Identical conditions, it has doubled temperatures went to 10-l5 below Fm., fhg yield of Aroma, the now stand- zero with no snow on the gronmd _ _ ar a e commercial s ipping berry and fall mulched plots averaged 80 ,.,h" ' of Kentugky. Tennessee Beauty is crates per acre more than non- _ aso muc irmer, more attractive, mulched plots. This same contrast Q? ,' of better quality than Aroma and held for mulched and non-mulched i also produces a better row of plants, fields over the district. In addition rm __ generally. A number of crates of to heavier yields through winter l 5 .," :`.